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Hughton heading for Shola showdown.

November 19th, 2009 | 24 Comments |

Bambi the 'Super Eagle'?
Bambi the 'Super Eagle'?
As esteemed colleague, Bowburnmag wrote yesterday, Fenham hitman, Shola Ameobi, wants to follow his dream in the African Nation’s Cup, and possibly even the 2010 World Cup with Nigeria. As that story reported, Ameobi has already represented England at under 21 level no less than twenty times (with seven goals), though his chances of getting into the main squad have always been rated at ‘slim’ to ‘none’. He has also been asked to represent Nigeria before too apparently.

Ameobi said of this:

“In the past, I chose not to so I could concentrate on helping Newcastle.”

On the sudden change of heart though, he quickly added:

“But I have reached a stage in my career where I would love to play international football and realistically it’s not going to happen with England.”

However, on hearing the news of a potential international renaissance for the ‘Fenham Eusebio’, Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton remarked: (more…)